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Cappuccino Cupcakes Recipe

Cappuccino Cupcakes Recipe

Using reduced-fat whipped topping to frost these chocolatey cupcakes keeps them on the lighter side. If you prefer, you can substitute unsweetened applesauce for the prune puree. —Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:17 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup prune baby food
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Additional baking cocoa


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, baby food, oil, vanilla and coffee mixture. Gradually stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. Just before serving, frost cupcakes with whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 17 cupcakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake: 190 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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ericandi06 User ID: 6787728 45282
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"Cake was a little on the dry side. Very Dense."

elizabethlove09 User ID: 4548566 54314
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"Everyone in my family loved this recipe, it is so moist and delicious! I made my own frosting but it turned out wonderful! will definitely make again!"

GingerBonnet User ID: 4249942 66405
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"A bit more work than I thought, but these went over really well, even with my boyfriend and dad who hate coffee."

Sandan User ID: 1268347 84470
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2008

"These sound yummie and easy to make. I'm going to try them with my granddaughter sometime this week."

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